Addiction Counseling Programs Knightdale NC

Like many diseases, the stigmas attached are usually bred out of lack of knowledge. We don't want to accept that they really are sick or diseased because we feel that may absolve them of their responsibility to find a solution. these are separate issues!

Holly Hill Hospital
(919) 250-7000
3019 Falstaff Road
Raleigh, NC

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Southlight Inc
(919) 832-7351
2101 Garner Road
Raleigh, NC

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One Journey Team
(919) 212-7850
220 Swinburne Street
Raleigh, NC

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Pathways Counseling Center
(919) 872-7373x120
2809 Highwoods Boulevard
Raleigh, NC

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North Carolina Behavioral Health
(919) 828-9007
33 West Davie Street
Raleigh, NC

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Wake County Crisis and Assessment Serv
(919) 250-3133
3000 Falstaff Road
Raleigh, NC

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Wake County Larry B Zieverink Sr
(919) 250-1500
3000 Falstaff Road
Raleigh, NC

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Grover Hall, NCC
(919) 807-1240 
Raleigh, NC

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Southlight Inc
(919) 872-7373x120
2809 Highwoods Boulevard
Raleigh, NC

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Tharrington, Paige
(919) 832-6147
800 St. Mary's Street Suite 401
Raleigh, NC

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Addicts are Mentally and Bodily Different

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Mentally and Bodily Different!

Keith Johnson

Friday, September 14, 2007 I have read the many articles on reasons behind drug addiction and many of them are dead on. In my experience, there is no one right answer or set of answers. Can their be a mental disorder? Certainly. Can their be enviromental factors? No doubt! Can it start innocently? Yes. Can tragedy be the key? Absolutely. I have seen all of these factors in addicts.

So, why do a small percentage of the population go on to become drug addicts? Quite frankly, we are different! There is something that is with them from birth. When they begin to use, they cannot stop! Work with enough of these folks and you will see..It is not a matter of intellect, will power, a choice or any other label that non addicts try to put on them.

I have seen addicts who are intelligent, high earners, who use their will for very positive accomplishments but when it comes to addiction, they truly are different. Not bad, weak willed or somehow mentally defective, they are different. Like many diseases, the stigmas attached are usually bred out of lack of knowledge. We don't want to accept that they really are sick or diseased because we feel that may absolve them of their responsibility to find a solution. these are separate issues! We can acknowledge they are sick with a disease and provide them with a solution. The addict is responsible to get into the solution just like any patient with a disease!

Drop the stigmas, consider ...

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